Skip to comments.Snowpocalypse shuts down New York (Graphic language video included)
Posted on 12/28/2010 9:05:10 AM PST by dragnet2
Washington: The US National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for parts of New York, New Jersey and other states along the east coast of the United States as a major winter storm bears down on the area on Sunday.
A band of frigid weather was snaking up the East Coast on Sunday, promising blizzards and a foot of snow for New York City and New England, while several states made emergency declarations as the storm caused crashes on slick roads.
Heavy snow and blizzards in parts of North Carolina were making driving conditions difficult, and there were dozens of traffic accidents.
North Carolina authorities reported a fatal traffic accident near Charlotte.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said late on Saturday that most of the roads in and around Asheville were either covered or partially covered with snow and ice.
Columbia, in South Carolina, had its first significant Christmas snow since weather records were first kept in 1887.
Airlines grounded hundreds of flights on Sunday along the Northeast corridor in anticipation of the storm, affecting major airports including New York's John F Kennedy Airport and Newark.
New York City-area airports alone cancelled close to 1,000 flights.
Residents of Secaucus in New Jersey have been buying shovels and sacks of sand in local supermarkets, preparing to fight severe weather conditions.
The Northeast is expected to get the brunt of the storm.
Forecasters issued a blizzard warning for New York City for Sunday and Monday, with a forecast of 11 to 16 inches (28 to 41 centimetres) of snow and strong winds that will reduce visibility to near zero at times.
A blizzard warning was also in effect for Rhode Island and most of eastern Massachusetts including Boston
A blizzard warning is issued when snow is accompanied by sustained winds or gusts over 35 miles-per-hour (56 kilometres-per-hour).
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency as of 2 p.m. (and he urged residents to stay off the roads.
In Washington DC, transportation officials treated roads with salt and readied 200 salt trucks and ploughs in preparation for the six inches (15 centimetres) of snow to fall in the Mid-Atlantic region.
In Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino declared a snow emergency that bans parking on all major streets.
By early Sunday, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina had also declared states of emergency.
Amtrak cancelled several of its trains in Virginia.
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Probably not funny to the person who owns the Explorer.
Watch the end when people all over the street are yelling at them....lol
If you think that video is hilarious, just watch what NYC genocidal maniacs do to unborn infants. You’ll roll on the floor laughing your ass off.
Hmmm..You seem very angry!
Two of my Brother in Laws had to leave our Christmas Gathering Sunday to try and make it back to Pittsburgh and NYC. It was a definite mess!
Global warning has reached disturbing levels.
Noticed they were yelling for a Supervisor? How much you wanna bet the Geeber driving the Front end loader was a Union Tard?
You bet...All they had to do was drag the tractor sideways a few feet, away from the parked vehicle, with the tow truck winch...
Watching these people is truly scary...In a funny way!
Do you know what we call this in Montana? ...A nice day.
I’ve been watching the news all morning. Seems like all the complaining is in the cities. Country folk just deal with it.
My wish is for the idiot in the tow truck to repeat this stunt in a different neighborhood, to the car of the local drug-gang leader.
I would guess they have no choice in the matter and don't have city workers destroying their vehicles...
BTW, I have relatives in rural Pennsylvania...They're going to deal with it by moving away...They've had enough...
I bet there’s tow truck and bucket loader drivers in Minnesota that will see this video and know they could train chimpanzees from the Minneapolis Zoo to solve this problem without causing a penny’s worth of damages to anyone.
The worst disruption has been in the major coastal cities, Boston, NYC etc. Aren't these ultra-liberal dictatorships supposed to be paradise on earth?
Northern NH got 2ft of snow and they are jumping for joy. People are heading to the slopes and snowmobile trails.
lol...Yeah, I believe that...Driving on thick ice and wrapping up like mummy just to walk outside is a joy! And working in deep snow is especially fun!
Dittos that in Wisconsin. Man, watching the Easterners having meltdowns over this is just laughable. When we had our recent 22” snowfall, I couldn’t wait to get out there and fire up the snowblower! Cleared mine and helped a couple neighbors finish theirs. Most everyone was out just taking care of business, shoveling out right away.
I remember getting stuck for a day in a small town in the Canadian Rockies due to an 18-inch snowstorm that closed the road over the mountain pass where I was supposed to be driving. In August.
Suck it up, folks . . . it's winter, for heaven's sake!
I live in snow country. Every three or four years we have 3-6 feet of snow and it buries the cars—you cannot even see they are there. So we park in the driveway. Or, if the car by some misfortune ends up on the street, we shovel it out so the plows will see it. That’s a lot of shoveling. Then, when the plows come by, they throw the snow and ice back onto the car.
I have thought about using poles stuck in the snow with flags on them. They would sure be a lot less work.
Yeah, what you said!
We live in a small town in Southern Ohio. For years now our city government has been telling us they are out of money. (They are, union workers run amok, mismanagement of funds, unfunded mandates from the State and Fed, etc.).
The Same is happening in our County AND of course the State. Bottom line street cleanup of snow and ice is now suffering because of the money issues.
Now all those folks who made fun of us for having the only car we own be a 4 wheel drive SUV are not laughing so much.
Many can't get to work or the store when we are hit with a bad snow. Of course they mostly blame the Government. I notice the most vocal of this lot have Obama stickers on their vehicles.
I used to live in a remote part of the Appalachians. We often went a week or so without power in the winter. We had propane lanterns, wood heat and could cook over the fire.
It wasn’t unusual we had to hike a few miles up the dirt road to the house. Even our Jeep 4 wheel drive had trouble getting up the mountain. If you slid off the mountain it was a long drop. Our tractor could usually make it up and down though.
But you just prepare for winter and go with it.
Your snow removal guys must be world class experts, along with whatever experts that Russia and Canada can show.
Heh. As always, no?
Yeah, seems those stickers make vehicles drive poorly in weather. Any weather.
It reminds me of a story. In 2005 I convinced Mrs. gitmo to go camping with me. We spent a couple weeks in the mountains with the little gitmos. She wasn’t thrilled with it, but she did OK. That was her very first experience camping. She told me she didn’t want to do it again.
That fall, Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. We were watching the folks on TV, apparently helpless after the storm. They were wandering the streets and nobody was there to help them.
My wife turned to me and said, “You know, if those people knew how to camp they wouldn’t be in trouble.”
I said, “Honey, now you understand what campings all about.”
What an idiot! Government workers doing what they do best, effing things up.
Another reminder of one of the reasons I live in South Florida.
LOL! I hear you. It’s 60 here and I’m freezing but I was sitting in the sun for a while and I was warm because the sun is warm. The breeze off the ocean is chilly but at least I can get warm in the sun. They can have the snow, the mud, the cloudy days, no thanks.
LOL! Yeah... Mud, mosquitoes, and gators... Seems I got the better end of that deal... Not cussin' swamp folks, mind you... Just sayin'.
It's tough, but we're trying our best from Southern California...
Dana Point Harbor, CA
All kidding aside, we've got snow too, but it's up in the mountains!....lol
Yep, I tell people living in California is worth a fortune to us!
Looking at these images......Well I wish them the best of luck dealing with it.
BTW, it's 73 degrees and sunny on the front porch right now.
Nice! You’re warmer than we are. I doubt we are going to go over low 60’s today but 70 tomorrow and mid 70’s through Sunday. This winter is definitely like last winter, a cold one. Darn global warming. :P I spent a month in Chicago one winter. Snow, mud, cloudy almost the entire time. I knew then that I would never leave Florida. California is beautiful and the weather is heavenly, but I’ll never leave the South. It’s home.
Heh. We have skeeters too... Two kinds... the kind that fit through the screen door, and the kind that knock it down...
Wear Avon Skin So soft, they leave you alone.
not here... DEET. Deep Woods OFF!... or a really cheap cigar...
Yeah, my wife could never understand why I would walk off with nothing but a Bowie, tommy, .45 colt, a wad of fishing string/hooks, and the 45/70...
She didn't get it, but I bet you do... :D
Yep. I’d take a flint with me, though.
He's really an arrogant moron....I just don't like that guy..
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter...wow, great name!
I don’t like snow.
“You bet...All they had to do was drag the tractor sideways a few feet, away from the parked vehicle, with the tow truck winch...”
The idiot SOB in the front end loader didn’t need a wrecker to begin with. He had four wheel drive and a hydraulic bucket to work with. Obviously not experienced